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Letter from the Editor
Hello to 2020! Get into the swing of things this new year by playing 18 holes of putt-putt at the Circle of Friend's 2nd Sherman Golf in the Library. All the holes are designed after some of your favorite childhood books from the Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter to GoodNight Moon, and many more! Bring your family and friends for some good old fashioned fun and all for a good cause! Register online or call 954-262-4593.

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Webinar: Genealogy Proof For the Novice Genealogist
Saturday, January 5, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Second Floor, Room 2053
Annette Burke Lyttle, owner of Heritage Detective, LLC, provides professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing.
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Open Lab (Lab A)
1:30 p.m. - General Meeting, Second Floor, Room 2053
2:00 p.m. - Program Presentation
Join fellow genealogy enthusiasts! All meetings are free and open to the public.

Circle of Friends presents: Sherman's Golf in the Library
January 10, 11, 12
First Floor, Atrium
Putt-putt your way through an 18-hole mini golf course themed around children’s classic books. From the Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter to Jumanji!

Friday, Jan. 10, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: SHARK NIGHT (NSU faculty, staff and students) $5pp
Saturday, Jan. 11, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: SHERMAN CLASSIC $125pp
Sunday, Jan. 12, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: FAMILY FUN DAY $5pp
All proceeds help fund early childhood literacy programs, furniture, technology and research materials. Register online or call 954-262-4593.

Understanding Point of View with Victoria Landis
Saturday, January 11, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fourth Floor, Room 4009

Join us for this interactive workshop, hosted by published author Victoria Landis. Learn how to use POV to enhance your characters (and make your readers love them). Register online.

Adult Game Night at the Library
Friday, January 17, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

Come to our fun, beginner friendly and engaging gaming event where you’ll cheer, groan and laugh over a sheet of cardboard and a bunch of shiny dice. You’ll play assorted new and classic games. Register online or call 954-262-5477. Don't forget our future game nights on the 2nd Friday of each month.

Celebrate Chinese New Year
Sunday, January 19, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Performance Theater, Don Taft University Center

Song, dance and music highlight this performance by the Chinese Performing Arts Group of South Florida, CASEC in celebration of Chinese New Year.

Computer Camp: LinkedIn Learning
Tuesday, January 21, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Second Floor, Lab A

Take advantage of our database, LinkedIn Learning, which allows you to learn a new skill online on your time. Over 5,000 courses cover business, design, web and software development. Register online.

Workshop: Citation Resources
Wednesday, January 22, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Second Floor, Lab A

This workshop will demonstrate how to use citation resources that are available through the library. APA, MLA and Chicago styles will be discussed during the workshop.

Cash Flow Game: How to Get Out of the Rat Race
Wednesday, January 22, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Fourth Floor, Room 4009

Learn how to manage your money by playing a fun and engaging game that teaches you skills about investing and budgeting to get out of the rat race! Register online.

The A to Z-z-z-z-s of Writing Children's Books with Gloria Rothstein
Saturday, January 25, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fourth Floor, Room 4009

Join author Gloria Rothstein for this workshop that's all about getting ideas, hooking your reader, and targeting your audience. Have fun discussing the children's market, the magic of picture books, and those treasured titles that kids reach for night after night. Register online.

5th Annual Power Publishing Day
Thursday, January 30, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Learn about academic publishing from publishers, editors, and NSU faculty and staff. You can attend in person or online, request a recording of the workshop, and there will be complimentary breakfast and lunch. Register online.

Build It! Make It! Play It! (Grades 1-5)
Tuesdays, January 6*, 7, 14, 21, 28, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

Join us for fun activities, which may include board games, building with the library’s LEGO blocks, or simple crafts!
*SPECIAL: Monday, Jan. 6, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Raise a Reader @ Sharkey’s Storytime! (Ages 3-5)
Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

January 8: Sharkey and Friends!
January 15: Dragons in the Library!
January 22: Celebrate the Chinese New Year - Year of the Rat!
January 29: Soups & Stews!

Raise a Reader @ Little Minnows Storytime! (Ages 18-36 months)
Thursday, January 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

Enjoy books, songs and activities that enhance early literacy skills!

Wags and Tales (Ages 5-12)
Monday, January 13, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
First Floor, Room 1017

Make reading fun by boosting your child’s confidence as they read their favorite book out loud to an Animal Assisted Therapy Dog! Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Family STEM: Invention Convention!
Saturday, January 25, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
First Floor, Public Library Services

STEM fun for the whole family! Drop in for an introduction to STEM concepts through activities, experiments and discussions. Recommended for school-aged children. Register online.

Teen Advisory Board (Ages 13-18)
Saturdays, January 4, 18, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

The Teen Advisory Board is a program for teens who want to help with library programs and offer input into library collection and program development. Earn volunteer service hours while helping your community and having fun! Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Teen Takeover! (Ages 13-18)
Thursday, January 16, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
First Floor, Teen Room

Come enjoy snacks, games, and crafts, or just hang out in the teen room. Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Teen Volunteer Orientation (Ages 14-18)
Saturday, January 18, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

Become a weekly volunteer at the Alvin Sherman Library! Help librarians with projects and special events, implement and assist with programs for children, and more. Applications available in the PLS department, or online.

Teen Maker Night
Friday, January 24, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

Use your creative energy to make fun crafts and projects while celebrating DIY culture. Register online or call 954-262-5477.



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